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Vineyard: Helfer

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2013 Scherrer Helfer Vineyard Russian River Valley Chardonnay

14.5% alc., 160 cases, $48. · Moderate golden yellow hue in the glass. Lovely scent of peach, pear, lemon drop, buttery brioche, vanilla and floral bouquet. Bright and lush flavors of lemon, peach, and complimentary oak, with a welcome cut of acidity adding vibrancy and producing a palate cleansing, citrusfueled finish. Similar to the 2012 vintage, but with a slightly better marriage of fruit and oak, and more riveting fruit flavors. Score: 94. Reviewed November 22, 2015 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2012 Scherrer Helfer Vineyard Russian River Valley Chardonnay

14.5% alc., 117 cases, $48. Released November 2014. This densely planted vineyard is located in the Vine Hill area. Unfined and unfiltered. · Moderate golden yellow color in the glass. Clean and fresh, with inviting aromas of lemon curd, nectarine and buttery brioche. Vibrant, complex and flavorful, featuring tastes of lemon, yellow peach, apple, caramel, toast and spice. A quintessential Russian River Valley Chardonnay that offers plenty of fruit goodness, but is not overblown or weighty. Score: 93. Reviewed November 22, 2015 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2005 Scherrer Winery Helfer Vineyard Chardonnay

140 cases, $36. · Plenty of acid grip now with notes of citrus, minerals and pears. Not even close to its best drinkability window. Reviewed January 1, 2009 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2003 Scherrer Winery Helfer Vineyard Chardonnay

45 cases, $35. The Helfer Vineyard is located in the Vine Hill area of the Russian River Valley. Originally a Pinot Noir vineyard, it has been grafted over to a selection of Chardonnay budwood that came from Kistler, the vineyard’s neighbor just across Vine Hill Road. The vineyard has densely planted vines that require hand cultivation and yield more concentrated fruit than by traditional California vine spacing. The wines from this vineyard need several years to reach their potential. Unfined an unfiltered. · This wine has really come together and is drinking beautifully. Tasty citrus, a little butter, a hint of oak, and a smooth and silky texture. Reviewed January 1, 2009 WINERY » ARTICLE »